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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #207

We're back! LISTen is off hiatus with this episode. There are two essays of which one is inspired by a modest proposal made once upon a time by author Jonathan Swift. The other deals with infrastructure. A news miscellany is also presented.

By command of the producer, the following link is provided to the groceries wishlist she discusses in-episode:
http://amzn.com/w/35SWMCWPMXDJE

Play this program directly in your browser if you use a modern Firefox or right-click to download: Ogg Vorbis Audio

Related links:

Bibliofuture's comment on political posts

Press release on author Nicholas Sparks

Announcement of the 2012 Dublin Core conference in Malaysia

Sec4Lib Wiki Revitalization

Glenn Harlan Reynolds on US electrical infrastructure dangers

Heritage Foundation on US electrical infrastructure preparedness

Commentary at The Washington Examiner on possible national electrical grid issues

The GAO report cited by The Washington Examiner above

Instapundit on news of Saylor Foundation offering free courses

Inside HigherEd on news of Saylor Foundation offering free courses in concert with Excelsior College

Catalogablog on the release of a Digital Curation Resource Guide

Karen Coyle on “The Success Paradox”

France24 on Google re-ranking downward sites with high amounts of take-downnotices

Cyrus Farivar on the Google re-ranking issue

France24 on Mark Thompson taking the helm at the New York Times

The Verge on rumors of a new satellite broadband offering for rural USA

Cyrus Farivar on CleanIT plans in Europe

The Register on the Iranian clean national intranet deployment date slipping again

Glynn Moody on paying for F/LOSS programs

“Mitt the Fraudulent, Murdering, Death-Squad Profiteer — And It’s Only August 10!”

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2012 Podcast Hiatus

This brief announcement by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions announces a production hiatus effective immediately and lasting until August 20, 2012. Download here (MP3) (ogg), or subscribe to the program (MP3) to have episodes delivered to your media player. We suggest subscribing by way of a service like my.gpodder.org especially as the program is no longer offered via e-mail using FeedBurner due to a recent de-Google that also wiped away the Google Voice line previously mentioned.

"Not The Program" For July 16, 2012

This is not the next installment of this program. Due to a confluence of circumstances, we instead present the story "The Man In The Moon" by George Lefferts that aired in the 1950s radio program Dimension X. Regular programming is currently expected to resume next week after we receive clarification on the public relations tasking Erie Looking Productions is taking on and other detached duties are resolved.

Download here (MP3) (ogg), or subscribe to the program (MP3) to have episodes delivered to your media player. We suggest subscribing by way of a service like my.gpodder.org especially as the program is no longer offered via e-mail using FeedBurner due to a recent de-Google that also wiped away the Google Voice line previously mentioned.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #206

This week's episode is presented by the owner and engineer of Erie Looking Productions, Mike Kellat. He ran his own audio and there are some rough edges. Electricity-related items as well as a news miscellany are presented.

Direct Download (and directly plays in recent versions of FireFox if clicked): Ogg Vorbis Audio

Related Links:
Ars Technica:
For first time ever, US seeking international limits on copyright

Wayne Bivens-Tatum: Theories of Serial Weeding
The Register: Google ditches the bits in the bottom of the box -- Spring cleaning time again at the Googleplex
Morning Bell: Governor Walker Breaks New Ground in Higher Ed

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #205

This week we talk about preparedness in light of a major part of the "public cloud" being taken offline by a meteorological event, proceed with a news miscellany, and have a curious statement from Madam Producer.

Direct Download Link: Ogg Vorbis Audio

To assist the air staff in covering costs after one member of the crew took not just a pay cut but also an hours cut at their day job, an Amazon list is established here where bulk food items can be purchased and sent to them. A particular newspaper also shows up on the list.

Related Links:
Reuters: Deadly storms leave millions without power in eastern U.S
WKYC: Ohio--State of Emergency, nearly million no power
The Ohio News Network: Federal Assistance Coming To Ohio
The Register: Amazon cloud knocked out by violent storms in Virginia -- Mother Nature huffs and puffs a derecho
The PCMag Digital Network: Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest Restore Services Following Outage
Benjamin Kerensa: Reflecting on Netflix, Instagram, Pinterest Downtime
Voices for the Library: Public Lending Right and volunteer libraries
New York Times: Sweeping Effects as Broadband Moves to Meters
The PCMag Digital Network: Minitel R.I.P. (1982-2012)
France24: Nation bids 'adieu' to 'French Internet'
code4lib: Tools for Reducing and Managing Link Rot in LibGuides
The PCMag Digital Network: Farewell Laptop? Mobile Internet Use Jumps
France24: Americans moving to mobile Internet: survey
Radio Survivor: Ira Glass says stations should junk recycled Car Talk
Michael Geist: UNESCO's 2012 Paris OER Declaration
PDF of the UNESCO declaration on Open Educational Resources
The Register: Gouged by cloud - but it's so convenient
Social Science Research Network: Does the Taxing Clause Give Congress Unlimited Power?

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LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #204

This week's episode presents a news miscellany. As to the fate of LISTen #203...we'll address that another day. Please bear in mind that there has been a de-Google incident which has resulted in there no longer being FeedBurner feeds, delivery of the podcast via FeedBurner e-mail, or the Google Voice line previously mentioned. The podcast masthead has been updated to reflect the changes that occured on Friday.

Direct Download Link: Ogg Vorbis Audio

Related links:
WEWS: NewsChannel5 meteorologist Mark Johnson shows frustration for Miami Heat's win during forecast
Kim Andrew Elliott: "Taking Canada's voice off the world stage."
Slate: We Don’t Need More Scientists—We Need Better Ones
PC World: Chinese Operators Hope to Standardize a Segmented Internet
IETF Network Working Group Draft: DNS Extension for Autonomous Internet(AIP)
Inside HigherEd: When University Presses Fail
PC World: Twitter Downplays Downtime
CBC News: Twitter user who taunted blogger must be ID'd: court
PCMag Digital Network: E-Book Borrowers Scarce at U.S. Libraries
Pew Internet and the American Life Project: Libraries, patrons, and e-books
INFODOCKET: Pew Internet Releases New Report: “Libraries, Patrons, and E-books”
O'REILLY radar: Publishing News: Penguin goes back to the library
The Register: FATTIES are DESTROYING THE WORLD, scream mad professors -- Reiterate call for everyone to become Hobbits
AP News: Ohio candy thief targets mostly peanut butter cups

Creative Commons License

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Final Warning Prior To Terminating FeedBurner Use

Those subscribed to LISTen: An LISNews.org Program via one FeedBurner feed or another must change the feed location in their podcatcher or other RSS reader immediately. The new feed to use is http://www.lisnews.org/taxonomy/term/113/feed and will be going into effect on June 22nd local time in Ashtabula. On and after that day you will no longer receive updates if you subscribe to the podcast via FeedBurner.

LISTen: An LISNews.org Program -- Episode #202

Miscellaneous Consolidation Thoughts & New Bittorrent Access For LISTen

There is now access available for LISTen via Bittorrent. See: https://bitlove.org/lisnewsnetcasts/listen


I'm still in the process of considering various "de-Google" measures in my life. If I totally nuke my presence on Google it would wipe out the Google Voice line let alone the cool stuff that FeedBurner makes available like subscriptions via e-mail.

I do have a spare PAYGO SIM card lurking somewhere that could be used to partially replace the Google Voice line perhaps if I ever get this bit of software working on the SheevaPlug unattended which would then log received SMS like e-mails. We can pay about USD$10 for 250 minutes of international calling which helps us get guests on like Dan Lynch in LISTen #198. Then again, the only person in library land who has ever called the Google Voice number has been Blake so I am wondering if it would even be missed.

Ditching FeedBurner would be a little nasty to work out but that is but a fraction of the ways to access the programs. I would have to consider how to continue e-mail subscriptions in that instance. I wouldn't have variable end-points but would have to live without at this point. There is a minimum of 40 subscribers who be impacted if all the FeedBurner feeds went away.

This will have to be discussed among the Air Staff further, I suppose.


Any presence I've had on Google Plus or Twitter has been well and truly nuked. It remains possible that in conjunction with "de-Google" consideration that other point of presence in the Web 2.0 world may be nuked yet too. Identica is the best way to locate me.


I am looking at IPv6 experimentation later this summer as this trail blazer and that trail blazer discuss. Who knows? I might set up a MediaGoblin instance or a StatusNet instance as a test.

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